Public comment period open for Holden Beach terminal groin

Update: Because the town revoked its applications, the Corps is no longer seeking comments. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comments on the project proposal for the construction of a terminal groin structure on Holden Beach just west of Lockwood Folly Inlet and Oak Island. On March 15, the Corps released the Final…

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Figure Eight Island homeowners reject proposed terminal groin

Figure Eight Island homeowners rejected a proposal for a terminal groin on Thursday. A majority of voters did not respond or voted “no” on the proposed project in a special assessment mailed to property owners in October from the Figure Eight Island Homeowners’ Association. “With this decision by the property owners at Figure 8, this…

Celebrating NC Estuaries Week and National Estuaries Week

Estuaries do it all — they serve as nurseries for juvenile fish, help support the economy, filter polluted stormwater runoff, preserve centuries-old cultures and traditions and serve as unique educational resources. Sept. 17-24. is National Estuaries Week, which is hosted by Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and its member organizations. Since 1988, this week has celebrated the…

Petition against Sunset Beach development filed Thursday

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) on Thursday filed a petition against a Sunset Beach development permit. The SELC filed it on behalf of the North Carolina Coastal Federation and the Sunset Beach Taxpayers’ Association, which are plaintiffs in a petition for a contested hearing against the permit. The North Carolina Division of Coastal Management gave the…

Federation submits comments on proposed Rich Inlet terminal groin

The North Carolina Coastal Federation submitted its comment letter on the Army Corps of Engineers’ final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Aug. 1 regarding the proposed terminal groin at Rich Inlet near Figure Eight Island. The comment letter points out several flaws in the Corps’ analysis, including its failure to comply with parts of the…

Comment letter submitted on Ocean Isle Beach’s terminal groin application

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) submitted a comment letter Thursday to the Division of Coastal Management (DCM) on Ocean Isle Beach’s application for a terminal groin at Shallotte Inlet. The SELC wrote the comment letter on behalf of the North Carolina Coastal Federation. In the letter, the SELC argued the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) submitted in support…